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The Origin of Stuff

The Origin of Stuff I highly recommend listening to a podcast of this programme which was broadcast on Radio 4 on the 5th June 2019. The programme discusses that most humble and yet most useful of objects – The Toothbrush. Katy Brand with the help of historians and members of the dental profession tells the…

Warm Up Before You Brush Up

At his last visit Patient X was commended on his good oral hygiene and was informed that the only areas that needed improving was the insides surfaces of the lower back teeth, the surfaces closest to the tongue. This is an area that is often not cleaned as well as other more accessible areas of…

Come On You Blues (and Reds)!!

Blueberries are well known as a superfood. They have been shown to protect against heart disease and cancer as well as helping to maintain bone strength, mental health and normal blood pressure. Who’d have thought that the humble blueberry can also reduce the risk of tooth decay and gum disease? Scientists have found that they contain polyphenols, a natural compound that helps…

Do You Check Your Numbers?

I’m not talking about the Lottery Numbers or your financial health here but something that can impact upon your dental wellbeing. One of the key areas that are inspected at every dental health check at One20 Dental is the status of your gums. Unfortunately it is not possible to assess how healthy a person’s gums…

Bristol leads the way

2024 – that’s the date Bristol has set to become smoke free. That’s a very laudable aim and I hope that they succeed as it will prompt other cities to do so. Indeed Wokingham and York are next to be in line to be ciggie-free in 2026. This is according to Philip Morris, the US…

Equality Move Will Save Lives

We hear a lot about gender bias and it is absolutely right to correct this form of discrimination whenever and wherever it is encountered. In one of his last acts as Minister of Health, Jeremy Hunt MP recently announced that boys will now be offered a vaccination against the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV). HPV is…

A Tooth in the Head is Worth Ten on the Plate

If you find yourself with some spare time while you are waiting for your train back to Liverpool from London you could do a lot worse than to pop along to the latest exhibition at the Welcome Trust on Euston Road.just opposite Euston Station. The exhibition is entitled “Teeth” and tells the tale of humankind’s…

Dentistry and the Environment

In 2013 in Minamata, Japan a convention was held which led to an agreement to which most advanced countries signed up committing them to using less mercury and thereby reducing the risks of mercury to the environment. All sources of mercury were targeted for reduction including LED light bulbs, fluorescent tubes, vaccines, fertilisers, thermometers and…